There aren't many downsides to the summer, but one of them is the return of the insects. To make your outdoor space critter-free, make sure you have citronella candles handy.

Adding outdoor couches, throw pillows and rugs creates the perfect ambiance for entertaining and invokes a feeling of comfort and serenity, according to the National Association of REALTORS (NAR). These additions also provide value for staging and help potential homebuyers visualize themselves in the home.